Morton's exit was revealed in a regulatory filing, in which he cited "the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company", as reasons for leaving after less than a month on the job.
Musk has said the company is producing more than 5,000 Model 3 electric cars per week, and cash generated from the sales will bring sustained quarterly profits. That beating continued today, in part because of the optics of Musk's late-night, on-camera marijuana use.
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Philippe Houchois, an analyst at Jefferies Group LLC with a hold rating on Tesla shares, said that Musk "seems to be on a slightly self-destructive bent".
As Musk took a puff, and sipped on whiskey, the two discussed the relaxing effect of alcohol and weed.
Morton is a veteran in the tech sector, serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Seagate before starting his employment at Tesla.
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Late Friday evening, Tesla announced an executive reshuffling, after a month or more of chaos within the company.
Tesla on Friday also saw the recent departure of its chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, and its head of human resources, Gabrielle Toledano, according to The Verge. Just 17 days after tweeting that he had the funding and investor support secured to buy out some stockholders at $420 a share, the billionaire scrapped the idea without having made a formal proposal to the board.
He said: I think the future in where we are a space-faring civilisation out there among the stars, that is very exciting.
"This caused me to reconsider my future", Morton said. "There's a skill set that needs to be added at the top that Mr. Musk doesn't have". Musk then quickly passed the blunt back to Rogan and abstained for the rest of the session. Shares were trading at about $360 and the bonds yielding about 7% before Mr. Musk's August 7 statement on Twitter that he had secured funding to take the company private at a price of $420 a share.
Some Wall Street analysts are again calling for Tesla to appoint another senior leader for the company to take the pressure off Elon Musk, or rein in his control. Tesla and its CEO are now also facing a litany of lawsuits claiming market manipulation, including one filed Thursday by Andrew Left, a prominent short seller and the founder of Citron Research.
The circumstances surrounding the go-private, no-go-private episode have reportedly drawn heightened scrutiny from SEC investigators.